How will NETschool support me?
NETschool Bendigo is a second campus of Bendigo Senior Secondary College (BSSC), located at 26 Williamson Street. NETschool provides a highly individualised program that strives to support each learner’s wellbeing and builds their readiness to learn. NETschool provides access to formal studies that align with each learner’s individual needs.
NETschool learners are supported to develop the resilience to confidently participate in a wide range of activities and social contexts. Learners are supported to develop confidence in their ability to learn on their own, as well as be part of a collaborative team. NETschool’s goal is for each learner to find their best education pathway, whether it be completing their secondary education, skilled employment or further training/education beyond BSSC.
New learners to the program have two program option, depending on availability: Centre-based learning (full-time), and Progression learning (part-time).
Most learners are able to attend NETschool’ s Centre-based learning program every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:50am to 3:30pm. For these learners, Wednesdays are then available for Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects or other BSSC subjects at the main campus if applicable, medical appointments, work placements etc.
The personal circumstances of some learners, however, will only allow them to attend the NETschool campus on a part-time basis. These learners may then be selected to participate in the Progression learning program. Through the part-time program, they can strive to develop the relational skills and resilience to potentially progress to the full-time learning program or on to skilled employment, further education or training.
At the NETschool campus of BSSC, learners receive individual support from our highly skilled and committed team of mentors as well as from specialist teachers who attend the campus from Bendigo Senior Secondary College throughout the week. Mentors and teachers actively listen, accept differences, support individual’s needs, negotiate, encourage and promote respect to best support each learner’s education pathway.